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Inspiring Stories from Plano

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars of Plano and surrounding areas below.

Gloria Gomez

I love flowers since I can remember. I have always enjoyed working with flowers. I started doing flower arrangements to decorate my house and family’s special occasions. I studied business administration, and while I was studying my career. Read more>>

LisaKay Gurney

Prior to February 2016, it weighed on my soul to develop FPL for our business communities to connect. We live in such a fast pace world, not slowing down enough to truly connect and feed our souls. Fellowship Power Lunch (FPL) is a monthly motivational, inspirational. Read more>>

Lauro Chartrand-DelValle

I was born in Seattle, Washington in 1965. My mother re-married a Canadian cowboy when I was six years old and we moved to a remote ranch in the northern part of Canada in the province of Saskatchewan. From there, I grew up in a log home with no running water or bathroom. Read more>>

Shannon Rose

I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. From the young age of 3 or 4 doodling during church to try to stay quiet for my parents, I don’t think I’ve put down a pencil since then. Thank the Universe my parents recognized my need for expression; and immediately signed me up for “private” lessons. Read more>>

Milly Liss

I was born in El Paso, Texas but in the first years of my life, I lived in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. From a young age, I learned that life is hard. My tasks were to clean at home, go to school and work in my father’s business. I did not understand why I could not lead a normal life like my friends and not be able to play and have fun like them. Read more>>

Jenna Gibson

I am a graphic designer, illustrator and abstract thinker who strives to use design to incite change and unite people. Born in the Texas Panhandle, I am currently working as a freelance graphic designer in the DFW area, creating designs and illustrations that explore my love of color, nature, typography and human behavior. Read more>>

Adina Rich

I have been working with children and families for more than 25 years. Learning has always been a passion of mine, and I knew from an early age that I wanted to be an educator. Growing up in the local area, I was lucky to study and learn Spanish. Read more>>

Ashlie Hoffman

The first time I held a camera and snapped a picture, I was obsessed. Obsessed with capturing everything! From everyday moments to the scenery around me. I must have spent thousands of dollars on disposable cameras and the development of those photos back before I ever had a camera of my own.  Read more>>

Emily Weeks

I grew up in what used to be the small town of McKinney, Texas with a younger sister and brother and my mom and dad. My family ate dinner almost every night around the table, and both of my parents were involved in the cooking process. They worked hard to introduce us to a variety of foods, and weekly we were encouraged to try new things. Read more>>

Greg Hallmark and Ron Dillon

During a trip to St. John, VI in the Caribbean in 1994, a few close friends and I experienced a taste infused with the perfect combination of tangy sweetness from the local island fruits along with the right amount of heat. For years’ we tried to create this type of sauce to no avail until early 2016. Read more>>

Venezuela Williams

I’m a Human Resources Executive for the past two decades. I am a graduate of two HBCUs. I’m a small-town country girl from Greenwood, Louisiana. (within the community of Shreveport, LA) I am the eldest of five children of a single mother. (that’s where the leader from within me was born). Read more>>

Bradley

I was born in Winnsboro, Louisiana–and chose to reside and perfect my craft in Dallas, Texas. My high school choir director Mrs. Stapp inspired and coached me into where I am today because of her suggestion for me to attend college. I joined choir in high school as a freshman, and from there, I could not stop singing. Read more>>

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